October 26th, 2010
01:12 PM ET
8 years ago

Fiorina in hospital

(CNN) - California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is in the hospital for an infection related to reconstructive surgery after her battle with breast cancer, Fiorina's campaign announced.

Statement from campaign:

"Carly learned more than a year and a half ago that she, like millions of women, had breast cancer. After successfully battling cancer, she had reconstructive surgery this summer and remains cancer free today. However, this morning Carly came down with an infection associated with the reconstructive surgery and, as a result, she was admitted to the hospital to receive antibiotics to treat this infection. While this will impact her campaign schedule today, Carly is upbeat and her doctors expect her to make a quick and full recovery and be back out on the campaign trail soon. Carly is looking forward to getting back to her full campaign schedule and to defeating Barbara Boxer on November 2."

The campaign for Fiorina's Democratic opponent Sen. Barbara Boxer responded to the news.

"We wish Carly Fiorina a speedy recovery and hope she is able to return to her normal schedule soon," Rose Kapolczynski, Boxer campaign manager said in a statement.

Filed under: 2010 • California • Carly Fiorina
soundoff (114 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    Perfect campaign ploy: exactly 1 week before the election, expose the candidate as "hospitalized" to generate sympathy votes... all centered around her fight with breast cancer, of course, which she, "like millions of women", have battled against... generating concern while painting a "battle/fight"... overcome quickly, mind you, so as not to create doubt in voters' minds as to a short life expectancy. Nice touch on the part of the campaign manager.

    October 26, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  2. Gumby

    She is doing this PURELY for sympathy. SHAME ON HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 26, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  3. cindy

    Good luck..but my goodness TMI......

    October 26, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  4. steven harnack

    I'd hate to think this is a pity ploy but unfortunately you can't seem to rule anything out for Republicans these days.

    October 26, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  5. Uh Oh!!

    The sad thing, and i hate to be insensative, but it's breast awareness month and the election is in about a week. The fact that this is even news shows me she just trying to pull in simpathy votes. very sad and if it is the case how low to exploite herself as a recovery victim to gain a couple votes. If this is her October surprise then thats just a sad shame

    October 26, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  6. Dan J

    I'm already expecting at least several liberal comments that state this automatically disqualifies her from being in the Senate.

    October 26, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  7. Four and The Door

    This is quite an ordeal to go through at any time, not even considering that she is in the throes of a huge election campaign such as this. I wish her a speedy recovery and that she is in good shape to celebrate her win on November 2nd.

    October 26, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  8. True Dem

    I wish her well, healthwise

    October 26, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  9. JAE

    Goooooo Carly!

    October 26, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  10. fran drake

    I'm a Democrat who wishes you a full recovery.

    October 26, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  11. MS

    I wish her all the best

    October 26, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  12. Yezzum ah yezzir ah sure iz's

    she done got gotted by her gat dang uglyness, she sure did yezzum.

    October 26, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  13. Cat

    Why does this sound made up to me?

    October 26, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  14. Laura, Boston

    As one breast cancer survivor to another "Best Wishes Carly". Hope you feel better.

    October 26, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  15. Vivian M.

    While I vehemently oppose her politics and her being elected, I hope she gets better soon and makes a full recovery.

    October 26, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  16. sheila

    If she is really sick, I wish her the best.

    When it comes to politics, however, I am suspicious of the actions everyone on BOTH SIDES!

    October 26, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  17. Gary

    May she recover quickly and fully recover.

    October 26, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  18. John B. From New Hampshire

    sympathy vote time already?

    October 26, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  19. truth

    Wonder what kind of healthcare Mrs. Fiorina has? I wonder if she will receive excellent healthcare similiar to that of Rush Limbaugh, or Dick Cheney, the man with the artificial heart outside his chest. When these politicians or candidates are hospitalized, they should be offered the same treatment or lack thereof as everyday citizens who they don't want to have healthcare. It is only fair.

    October 26, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  20. Killer`s Instinct

    Not sure why her team even put this out if she truly only went into the hospital to get a shot and will back in the saddle in JUST ONE DAY.

    She is trailing in the polls and this type of sympathy ploy would be cheesy.

    Even by reminding people that she had breast cancer, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I don`t think she will reverse the women that are going to vote for her opponent.

    She was still a failure at HP who shipped jobs overseas. She knows how to create jobs alright, IN INDIA !

    October 26, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  21. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    One Democrat hoping her recovery is speedy and complete, but that she has the time to convalesce after her concession.

    October 26, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  22. tonyMac

    sorry to hear that, hopes she gets well... but what i still dont get is why she had to diss senator boxer's hair, when fiorina effectively ruined her looks with this choppy, moppy butch cut she has going. she's a member of the cult of mean girls, which is just such a shame why these people who want to lead us so badly cant be a little more respectful and decent and set a better example than running off their mouth when they themselves are not all that they think they are.

    October 26, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  23. Bubba

    I heard she was snorting white-out with Charlie Sheen. If it isn't true, then why are they both in the hospital?

    October 26, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  24. mark

    Get well soon – Love, a democrat whose not voiting for you but wishes you the best anyhow. keep fighting the big C!

    October 26, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  25. curious

    Close to elections.... Hmmmmm cannot help to think that perhaps this is a ploy to cut on the slim lead Brown has over her and appeal to the women votes. If it is a ploy.... republicans are at it again with the fear and the have pitty on me strategy. and on another note.... 2 years to fix 8 years of failed domestic and foreign policy... really we are going to give Obama only 2 years to fix it???? Really???? come on....

    October 26, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
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